Model #24A464F799 MTD Chipper Shredder/Vacuum, Gas

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Tear down of cutter/shreader 24A464F799 Mtd Chipper shredder

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Engine won't start Model #24A464F799 Mtd Chipper shredder

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The engine not starting can be very frustrating. I found some information for you that I am hoping will help you with the engine. I am adding the link below to help you with your question while you wait for your expert response. It may take 24-48 hours. I do hope that this will help you out.

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Marc -
November 25, 2012
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I am sorry to hear your chipper is giving you problems. Please use the following information to help get this issue resolved.

Make sure to use fuel that is less than 5 weeks old. Gas will start to break down and become less volatile. If the gas is old, drain the tank refill with fresh fuel.

Check the air filter and replace it if is not dry or clean.

If the engine does not start, you need to determine what is causing the problem. The engine need three things to start and they are fuel compression and spark. Use the following instructions to determine what is missing.

The first check is going to be if the engine is getting spark. Remove the spark plug from the engine and connect it to the spark plug wire. Use a pair of insulated pliers to the base of the spark plug against a metal part of the engine. Now have someone pull the starter rope. When the engine is turning over you should see the spark plug spark. If the plug does not spark, disconnect the spark plug and insert a screwdriver into the boot of the spark plug wire. Make sure to hold onto the handle of the screwdriver. Hold the metal portion of the screwdriver close to a bare metal part of the engine. Now pull the starter rope again with the starter. If you see a spark, you need to replace the spark plug. If you do not see, a spark most likely the ignition coil is defective.

Once you have determined the engine has spark you have to check for fuel. The easiest way to check for a fuel problem is to remove the air filter and pour a teaspoon of fuel mix into the throat of the carburetor. Then try to start the engine. If the engine acts as if it wants to start or runs for a short time and stalls the problem with the engine is a fuel issue. Most likely, the carburetor does have some build up from old gas that remained in the carburetor over the winter. You can watch THIS VIDEO to use as a reference for cleaning your carburetor.

If the engine did not attempt to start with pouring the gas in the carburetor, I recommend checking the compression of the engine. To check the compression, remove the spark plug and tuck the wire out of the way. Hold your finger over the spark plug hole and pull the starter rope. When the engine turns over the compression should force air past your finger. If the engine does not force air out part your finger there is an internal engine problem.

If you need further assistance, please reply below with more details.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired by a Sears technician. Here is a link that will provide the nearest drop-off locations: Sears Home Services .

Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
November 27, 2012
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Looking for a part for chipper/shredder.

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When it comes to looking for parts on your tool it can be really frustrating. While you are waiting on an expert to answer your question, I was searching in the Manage My Life website and found your owner's manual. I have attached the link below. Hope this helps!

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Dezeray S -
May 04, 2011
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Your chipper/shredder does not list a guide for it. I have checked over 50 models trying to find one and cannot come up with a number. It seems like I recall hearing that the guides were being phased out due to safety concerns. You can cut down a broom handle to use for that, or even shorten down an axe handle.

I wish I had a part number for you but I'm afraid I just cannot come up with a number for that.

Thank you for using Manage My Life!

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XX Wade_ -
Sears Technician
May 05, 2011
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